Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Democrat Party Ad Lies About CDC Cuts. Republicans Appropriated More for the CDC This Year Than Obama Requested

The Democrat Party , in total desperation is blasting the airwaves with a new false narrative commercial which states “because the GOP won’t let the Democrats spend more money, people are getting Ebola”.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced advertisements claiming House Republicans cut funding for Ebola research while "protecting tax breaks for special interests." But there's only one problem, as the National Review's Jim Geraghty observed. In January, the GOP-controlled House passed a bill that gave the CDC a whopping 8.2 percent budget increase for fiscal year 2014.
This influx of cash will raise the CDC budget to $6.9 billion, which is $567 million more than it received in 2013. This is more than the agency anticipated, because the president’s fiscal year 2014 budget request for it was just $6.6 billion — a decrease of $270 million from fiscal 2012.

Yes, you read that right. Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to give the CDC more money that President Obama requested. And what did the CDC intend to do with all that money. Cure Ebola?

The CDC listed some of its top spending priorities in its fiscal 2014 budget request. It wants to boost spending for vaccines for children by $287 million and increase funds by $53 million for its “World Trade Center Health Program.” It requested a $40 million increase for AMD, $22 million more for Health Statistics, $20 million more for its National Violent Death Reporting System, almost $17 million more for Food Safety and an additional $15 million for polio eradication.

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